Kristen Johnston: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Entertainment Jul. 18, 2012 AT 9:00AM
Kristen Johnston attends "The Exes" photocall as part of MIPCOM 2011 at Hotel Majestic on October 3, 2011 in Cannes, France.  Kristen Johnston attends "The Exes" photocall as part of MIPCOM 2011 at Hotel Majestic on October 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. Credit: Tony Barson/Getty Images

Kristen Johnston, 44, (The Exes airs on TV Land Wednesdays at 10:30 P.M.) shares 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly.

1. I moved to New York City at 17.

2. I'm a speed-reader.

3. My friends call me K. Jo.

4. I'm usually loud, but I can be shy.

5. I love teaching acting much more that I love acting itself.

6. I'm crafty! I make mirror frames from kimono scraps.

7. Serial killers fascinate me.

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8. I typed my entire book, Guts, with two fingers.

9. I was considered learning-disabled in grade school.

10. I'm addicted to Twitter.

11. I film The Exes right near the old 3rd Rock From the Sun set.

12. Margaret Hamilton's performance in The Wizard of Oz is why I became an actress.

13. I hate shopping.

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14. Since I had acute peritonitis [an abdominal inflammation], I have to remind myself to eat.

15. I was a foreign exchange student twice, in Sweden and Columbia.

16. I'm loyal, almost to a fault.

17. I love Boggle.

18. I can't sing a note.

19. The organization I founded -- Sobriety, Learning and Motivation -- is trying to help NYC open a sober high school.

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20. I have so much fun on The Exes that sometimes I think I should pay you for watching.

21. I prize honestly above all.

22. I never miss Survivor.

23. I find reality shows about vapid people insufferable.

24. Rich people who waste their lives on beaches piss me off. Do something for others!

25. I was a 6-foot teen with a perm. Can't believe guys didn't find me attractive!

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